Saturday, November 24, 2007

Totoro? Then again, maybe not.

I saw on the Flickr group that someone had used the Wee Wonderfuls Bunny pattern to make Totoro bunnies.

If you have looked at my profile, you have seen that My Neighbor Totoro is one of my favorite movies. I've loved it for years. Dh got me my very own copy (VHS, we're kickin' it old school) a long time ago. So I thought that was a fabulous idea for the bunnies. I wanted to do the same. Mind you, I've pointed out before that I can do the simplest of hand stitching and that's it.

Well, I first attempted it earlier in the week. Genius me got distracted and instead of connecting the 3 panels, I attached 2 panels front and back. It wasn't what I was planning, but it was okay. Yesterday, I used the same Dollar Tree blue blanket along with 2 panels of a light blue print that I bought about 5 years ago, but never used (found during my Thanksgiving cleaning fest).

When I was done, I hated the face with a passion. I couldn't sleep last night because I was so upset about the face. So, this morning, I stitched on a new piece over his face and did all the work I was trying to avoid in the first place. He's not bad, but still not exactly what I was hoping for. I think I'm going to add a leaf to his head (disclaimer, I have no clue who those people are. I just came across that photo through Google and loved it). Maybe then he'll look more Totoro-like. We shall see.

Now TheBoy has 2 Totoros waiting for him this Chanukah.

Just a random FYI, I also love this face and plan to use it for inspiration as soon as I find my favorite grey super-soft felt that I saved from an old skirt, but which has since gone missing.

I have pictures of my latest creations, but I don't have the energy to upload them just yet. I'll do that tomorrow so that you can all tell me how very much my animals don't look anything like Totoros.

Bunny Totoro
Originally uploaded by ReizaRose

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